80 Powerful Quotes of Life and Death

Life can be hard and sometimes there aren’t any answers as to what we should do. Throughout the journey of living, it’s important that you explore other people’s perspectives on topics such as love or death in order to find out how they got themselves out because even if their story wasn’t successful at least now we know someone else has been through something similar so maybe one day our own paths will cross again providing another voice offering guidance when needed most

Quotes of Life and Death

“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.”

“Life is but a dream for the dead.”

“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”

“After all, how often do we get a second chance?”

“All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.”

“I've reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, I can't do anything to change events anyway.”

“I’m going to kill myself. I should go to Paris and jump off the Eiffel Tower. I’ll be dead. you know, in fact, if I get the Concorde, I could be dead three hours earlier, which would be perfect. Or wait a minute. It -- with the time change, I could be alive for six hours in New York but dead three hours in Paris. I could get things done, and I could also be dead.”

“I’m not sentimental about anything. Life flows by, and you flow with it or you don’t. Move on and move out.”

“All things that have form eventually decay." -Orochimaru”

“I don't think you should die until you're ready. Until you've wrung out every last bit of living you can.”

“Our life is a series of moments. Let them all go. Moments. All gathering towards this one.”

“Student: I don't feel like living anymore. Teacher: If you don't feel like doing something then don't do. This means that in finding many ways how not to live your life, you have the possibility to discover how to live your life.”

Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday Tweet

“There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.”

“Yet, he thought, if I can die saying, "Life is so beautiful," then nothing else is important. If i can believe in myself that much, nothing else matters.”

“The path i walk lights up in flames”

“The battle over flesh and blood cannot compare to the battle for the heart.”

Ted Dekker, White: The Great Pursuit Tweet

“It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.”

James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson Tweet

“He realised, more vividly than ever before, that art had two constant, two unending preoccupations: it is always meditating upon death and it is always thereby creating life.”

Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago Tweet

“If I was drowning you would part the sea And risk your own life to rescue me . .

Jamie McGuire, A Beautiful Wedding Tweet

“Life dies but forever will there be music. Always.”

Nicholas A. McGirr, The Growing Dim Project Tweet

“I love that moment, when you stop struggling to stay awake and your eyelids shut sink down and you slip effortlessly into another realm that’s beckoning to you.”

Rachel Klein, The Moth Diaries Tweet

“Thinking, Garraty thought. That’s the day’s business. Thinking. Thinking and isolation, because it doesn’t matter if you pass the time of day with someone or not; in the end, you’re alone.”

Stephen King, The Long Walk Tweet

“Lie you easy, dream you light, And sleep you fast for aye; And luckier may you find the night Than ever you found the day.”

A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad Tweet

“Do not use life to give life to death. Do not use death to bring death to life.”

Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu Tweet

“I am Josephine Darly, and I intend to live forever.”

“Human stories are practically always about one thing, really, aren't they? Death. The inevitability of death. . . . . . (quoting an obituary) 'There is no such thing as a natural death. Nothing that ever happens to man is natural, since his presence calls the whole world into question. All men must die, but for every man his death is an accident, and even if he knows it he would sense to it an unjustifiable violation.' Well, you may agree with the words or not, but those are the key spring of The Lord Of The Rings”

“Who would endure life if it were not for the hope of death?”

L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle Tweet

“Everywhere we shine death and life burn into something new…”

Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love Tweet

“Yes; poor Bunbury is a dreadful invalid. Well, I must say, Algernon, that I think it is high time that Mr. Bunbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or to die. This shillyshallying with the question is absurd.”

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest Tweet

“Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.”

“I am quite a wise old bird, but I am no desert hermit who can only prophesy when his guts are knotted with hunger. I am deep in the old man’s puzzle, trying to link the wisdom of the body with the wisdom of the spirit until the two are one.”

“If your life was complete, you'd be dead.”

“It's like that, I guess, when the past come to collect what you owe.”

Esi Edugyan, Half Blood Blues Tweet

“That's what it means to die, to not be able to stop looking at whatever's in front of you. Some darn thing placed directly there, with nothing you can do about it...”

Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly Tweet

“If I were to believe in God enough to call him a murderer, then I might also believe enough that he, as a spirit, exists beyond death; and therefore only he could do it righteously. For the physical being kills a man and hatefully sends him away, whereas God, the spiritual being, kills a man and lovingly draws him nigh.”

“I've diagnosed myself and discovered I have a limited 'life span' you can do this to. Then live life to its fullest in everything you do!”

“If only certain things had been preventable, his life would have unfurled in front of him as intended, like a lush Oriental carpet. No surprises, no detours. Just a thick tapestry of days and nights that at the end of his time on earth, he could roll up and proudly claim as his own.”

Shilpa Agarwal, Haunting Bombay Tweet

“Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse.”

“If I had a choice, I wouldn’t be here… I wouldn’t be anywhere.”

“Make every day count... Even when you think it's the worst day of your life; for you never know when it'll be your last.”


“Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.”

“There is no book and your fathers are dead in the ground

“The circumstances surrounding your birth is not as important as the opportunity to live life.”

Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great! Tweet

“One life, One love, One breath, One people, One chance to make a difference. If we are not one in LIFE we surely will be one on DEATH.”

“This life is not perfect, live it to the full, it's all we have”

Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity Tweet

“If there is one thing I have learned, from loving Jessamine and even from the evil tasks you have made me do, it is that all forms of life are worthy of compassion.”

Maryrose Wood, The Poison Diaries Tweet

“When you're young your reality is accepted by most. When you're older, your reality changes and that seems to upset most people.”

“If you have a warm and caring heart, you're loved ones will ensure you never depart. For long after you've turned that final page you'll still be right there on center stage.”

“Life was still sprouting in him—over the sharp rocks and right on the nose of a cliff, he was yet far from death.”

A. Yavuz Oruc, Tomris: October 1942 Tweet

“There are moments when a rope's end, a pole, the branch of the tree, is life itself, and it is a frightful thing to see a living being lose his hold upon it, and fall like a ripe fruit.”

“As yet we know nothing of what goes to create or evoke the active spark of life.”

Bram Stoker, The Jewel of Seven Stars Tweet

“In the grueling light that passed for day...”

“Sure, cried the tenant men, but it's our land. We measured it and broke it up. We were born on it, and we got killed on it, died on it. Even if it's no good, it's still ours. That's what makes it ours-being born on it, working it, dying on it.”

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath Tweet

“Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn’t had an audience, and lines to speak?”

Jean Genet, Prisoner of Love Tweet

“That’s the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.”

“Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.”

“Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.”

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque Tweet

“The suicide arrives at the conclusion that what he is seeking does not exist; the seeker concludes that what he has not yet looked in the right place.”

Paul Watzlawick, Die erfundene Wirklichkeit Tweet

“I walk alone, sharing company with the winds, at peace with the elements.”

Valentine Okolo, I Will Be Silent Tweet

“We who are living look in the direction of death and imagine it to be a state of bodilessness, in which we are pure spirit. Yet, the dead stare back and image life to be a state of enslavement in matter.”

“Life and death, they're equal to this cosmos. We enter the material world and we go away again, reincarnated into something better.”

R.F. Kuang, The Dragon Republic Tweet

“I obtained life because the time was right. I will lose life because it is time. Those who go quietly with the flow of nature are not worried by either joy or sorrow. People like these were considered in the past as having achieved freedom from bondage. Those who cannot free themselves are constrained by things.”

“Take no pride in the body, It will soon be mingling with the dust. This life is like the sporting of sparrows, It will end with the onset of the night.”

Mīrābāī, Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems Tweet

“The whirlwind of life. Spinning so quickly you can loose sight. But hold tight. In a blink of an eye, time swallows light.”

“Our world is a dream of the gods. Maybe they have other dreams. But all we have is this story unfolding, and in the script of this world, nothing's going to bring Altan back to life.”

R.F. Kuang, The Dragon Republic Tweet

“Life is but a wheel Cycling birth and death around Like seasons changing”

“It's a matter of life after death, now that he's dead I have a life.”

“Life's so much simpler when you're dead!”

“To rest in peace, you need to die; To live in peace, you need to remain alive”

“Some people might say, "Why bother living? It has no purpose." Unfortunately, dying or death might prove in ways to be even more pointless. At least one living always has a purpose as a form of unified existence and being -- there is almost zero overall purpose in non-existence, other than maybe the awareness of such indistinctly.”


“Though it's odd, you're never more alive than when you're almost dead. You recognize what's most valuable.”

Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried Tweet

“Just as the gold and silver you gave to my foster family was a small price for you to pay," said Alain, suddenly bitter again. "For their fostering of you? A small price, indeed, Alain. Never begrudge the seed you sow in good soil, for it is the harvest that comes from that sowing that will determine whether you live or die next spring. Think not only for this day, but for the one that is to come. In this way, Lavas has prospered and will continue to do so under your stewardship.”

Kate Elliott, Prince of Dogs Tweet

“Do not weep for those who have found Death's embrace early, for they weep for us that linger on in this mortal world of pain.”

“While I thought I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.”

“Every man has two deaths, when he is buried in the ground and the last time someone says his name. In some ways men can be immortal.”

“Life is meaningful; death is meaningless and religion’s greatest betrayal to the humanity is that it gave a meaning to death, it wrongly made the death as meaningful! Declaring an ultimate ‘end’ as a hopeful ‘exit’ to somewhere is the biggest crime of the religion!”

“Death is not the villain of the piece. It is the next phase of life in unfamiliar clothing.”

“Why we march and why we die, And what life's all a lie. Death! Death! Death!”

Anna Smith Spark, The Court of Broken Knives Tweet

“You are the life and you are the death - it is only motion that separates the two.”

Abhijit Naskar, Fabric of Humanity Tweet

“The world is a good place. Even with pain in it. Even with death.”

Anna Smith Spark, The Court of Broken Knives Tweet